I really don’t know how it even began. This business about no crust on kid sandwiches. It seems to have been a practice since slice bread was invented and I certainly didn’t encourage it.
I also have no idea why it’s not a request for bread when we have regular toast with jam or when I make our favorite, French toast.
But when it comes to peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, off they go. Like most moms, I use cookie cutters to make it easier and more fun.
As for the crusts, it took me a while to get with the program as I always discarded them. Not anymore. I save them and cut them into bite sizes for the little ones still learning how to eat. We buy whole wheat so in the process, they’re also getting a good source of fiber in their diet.
But, I’m hoping to make croûtons and/or stuffing with them, eventually too.
I have made stuffing before with stale bread but never with the crusts only and I’m glad that I have plenty of time before the holidays to experiment with that. (It’s Springtime, so all I want to learn how to make at home lately is a mixed drink or a pitcher of Sangria!)
Salads however are on the menu year round so I wonder if it’ll work for that.
You know, as crustons. Ha!